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Hypoglycemic Emergency

September 30, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Jason, 24 years old, has learned about hypoglycemia the hard way. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 10 years ago, and has been on twice-a-day insulin injections since. He is married, has two children, but lives in an apartment two hours away from them because he has to work in a call center in Manila.

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Precautions in Weightlifting

September 29, 2011 Category :Fitness 0

If you decide to have a go and lift weights without minding the precautions, you may consider yourself defenseless in a world of lurking dangers. Simply put, if you don’t give a hoot about basic weightlifting safety, you’re as vulnerable as a turtle without a shell.

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The Diabetes Educator: Helping You Live Well With Diabetes

September 28, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The management of a chronic and incurable disease like diabetes requires knowledge on the part of those with the disease and the ability to put that knowledge into practice. A well-educated health professional can help the person with diabetes acquire the knowledge and skills he needs in order to cope with his disease. However, this transfer of knowledge is often not possible in the setting of a quick and harried doctor’s consultation. Hence, the evolution of the diabetes educational clinic. Complementing clinical diabetes care, these educational clinics are manned by competent and dedicated diabetes educators.

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Chromium Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

September 27, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Does taking chromium help lower blood sugar levels?

Answer:
Chromium is an element that is abundant on the earth’s crust and in seawater. It exists in many forms and is found in egg yolks, whole-grain products, high bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, brewer’s yeast, some brands of wine and beer, and in multivitamin preparations. The recommended daily dietary allowance for chromium in humans aged seven years and above is 50 to 200 ucg/day.

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Acupuncture good for Diabetes Patients?

September 26, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Question: Is Acupuncture good for patients with Diabetes?

Answer: Alternative therapies continue to be in the mainstream of diabetes therapy. You see patients bringing bottles of herb supplements apparently marketed as a treatment for diabetes and related illnesses like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But one form of treatment that has gained wide acceptance both in the East where it originated and in the West where it is now widely practiced is acupuncture. And almost always in my practice do I come across a patient asking me about acupuncture and diabetes.

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Insulin Resistance Linked to Hepatitis C Infection

September 25, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

French investigators at the Universite Denis Diderot-Paris said that insulin resistance, a diabetes precursor, is a specific feature of chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, independent of the severity of the infection and other metabolic factors.

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Light Therapy Not Really Better for Diabetic Nerve Damage

September 24, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

According to a study reported in the medical journal Diabetes Care, a type of light therapy, which involves infrared light called monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE), is no more effective or better than sham therapy for treating nerve damage or neuropathy in people with diabetes.

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Exercise Boosts Function of Insulin-Making Cells

September 23, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A week’s worth of exercise for sedentary older people who are at risk of developing diabetes showed significant improvement in the function of their insulin-making beta cells, said researchers from the University of Michigan.

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Fat Accumulation Key to Diabetes Risk

September 22, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fat accumulation in relation to body size influences a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

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Higher Heart Rate May Signal Diabetes

September 21, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Having a higher-than-normal heart rate while at rest increases a middle-aged person’s risk of developing diabetes in later life, or even dying from the disease, said researchers in a study.

Study investigators from the Northwestern University in Chicago noted that, “Heart rate is a simple-to-measure clinical tool that provides potentially useful information about an individual’s metabolic health.”

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